Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: 140 Children Born On Christmas Eve

A TOTAL of 138 children were born on Christmas Eve in Temeke, Ilala and Kinondoni districts in Dar es Salaam Region.

A survey conducted by the 'Daily News' established that among the 53 newborns in Temeke District, 29 were boys and 24 were girls, according to the Temeke Hospital Nurse-in- Charge, Ms Asha Kitumhuizi. In Kinondoni District 23 children were born out of whom 10 were girls and 13 were boys.

And in Ilala District, 62 children were born at the Amana Hospital. The Nurse-in-Charge at the hospital, Ms Upendo Kitaponda said 32 of them were boys and 30 were girls. Meanwhile, PETI SIYAME reports from Sumbawanga that seven babies were born on Christmas Eve in two different health facilities in Sumbawanga municipality in Rukwa Region.

One of the babies, a boy was delivered by cesarean section, according to the Sumbawanga Municipal Medical Officer-in- Charge, Dr Mussa Makori. He said that four of the babies were born at Rukwa Regional Hospital in Sumbawanga town and that only one was a girl.

According to Dr Makori, all of the babies were born shortly after midnight and the baby that was delivered by cesarean section and his mother is stable. The doctor also noted that three babies were delivered at the Municipal Designated Hospital at King the Christ area in Sumbawanga Municipality and only one is a girl.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 Tanzania Daily News. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.